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Combo plate: Working the Grilled Cheese truck, helping the Gulf and more

June 8, 2010 | 12:02 pm

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-- From June 10-12, participating restaurants nationwide will set aside a portion of profits to help those directly affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and support coastal restoration. As of last peek, it looked like Susan Feniger's Street and the Bazaar by Jose Andres were the only two L.A.-area restaurants participating. If that changes, please let everyone know in the comments section below.

-- D'Oh. The mayor of Hawthorne has been charged in connection with stealing a commercial mixer from the school district. Why? He allegedly wanted the extra capacity for his homemade pizza dough. The theft was allegedly caught on tape, according to a spokeswoman for the L.A. County district attorney's office. 

-- You've heard of war correspondents embedded with the military. This is kind of the same thing. But with a food truck. Danielle Directo at LAist spent a shift with the Grilled Cheese Truck, and profiles Ruby: By the time she returns home sometime between midnight and 2 a.m., Ruby has easily served well over 500 sandwiches to hundreds of hungry Angelenos. 

-- Has anyone used a Skrapr? Does it really work? And what makes it work so well? The leverage? I watched this video and I wanted one. (But then again, I'm mesmerized by infomercials of all kinds.)

-- When's the last time you went to a restaurant, gave your server the once over, and thought: I just have to have that waitress uniform?

-- Rene Lynch
Twitter / renelynch

Photo: Rolling with the Grilled Cheese Truck. Credit: Danielle Directo / LAist
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